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#2
Toronto, Canada
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So here we are on this new thread. I booked a TA in Oct. 2017 on NCL Getaway. Great prices for a 14 day cruise. So good that I got an inside cabin at 100% single sup. for less than a Studio. In fact, the Studio was same price for a solo as a Balcony cabin. Go figure! Why would someone book a Studio??????


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#3
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It seems that often the transatlantics can be found at a good price. I have never done it. Wondered how the airfare would work. Do you end up paying a premium to fly to the port in the US, then return from Europe or vice versa?
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Toronto, Canada
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Originally posted by Evangaline
It seems that often the transatlantics can be found at a good price. I have never done it. Wondered how the airfare would work. Do you end up paying a premium to fly to the port in the US, then return from Europe or vice versa?

One needs to purchase a one way air ticket which is half or perhaps a bit more than half the cost of a round-trip ticket. In my case I fly from Toronto to London UK visit there for a while and fly from London to Copenhagen. Cruise 'cross the pond to Miami and fly home from there.


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#5
Suncoast Florida & Midcoast Maine
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Originally posted by Evangaline
It seems that often the transatlantics can be found at a good price. I have never done it. Wondered how the airfare would work. Do you end up paying a premium to fly to the port in the US, then return from Europe or vice versa?
Some cruise lines offer air options through their "captive" travel agency that are significantly less expensive than purchasing separately. I understand that NCL is not one of them, so if I were considering a transatlantic on NCL I'd use Kayak or another site like that to check airfares before buying.

Royal Caribbean/Celebrity/Azamara DO have air available through the cruiseline with excellent prices for one-way or open-jaw tickets like you'd need for a transatlantic cruise. I always check their prices vs. elsewhere when I'm doing a transatlantic on their lines, and their prices have always been way less than elsewhere. For example, for my transatlantic cruise this fall my one-way air from Ft. Lauderdale to Rome was $513.60. Kayak at the moment says the best available price for that route on the same day (that would get me there in time for the cruise) is $748. I like to fly Delta (my ticket through the RCCL air is on Delta) and to get the same flights I am booked on currently costs $3,178 according to Kayak!!

I've also heard that business-class tickets through RCCL's air are amazing bargains vs. buying elsewhere.

That said, I've read that lately airlines have lowered their prices on one-way and open-jaw tickets significantly, so it will always be worth checking other options before purchasing through the cruise line.
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#6
NY and MA
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bottom feeder, will RCCL book airfare from a nondstination airport? Meaning, if cruise ends in Southhampton, can you book RCCL air from Copenhagen as you mentioned?


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#7
Suncoast Florida & Midcoast Maine
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Originally posted by mrobstad
bottom feeder, will RCCL book airfare from a nondstination airport? Meaning, if cruise ends in Southhampton, can you book RCCL air from Copenhagen as you mentioned?


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That's my understanding. You can try it yourself, though, go to choiceair.com and choose the "just checking" option, forget what it's called exactly, and walk through options for a particular cruise. Also, even if you can't do it on the website, you can call them and I've been told they will do their best to accommodate.
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Azamara Quest 11/2013
Royal Caribbean Oasis 8/2013
Celebrity Eclipse 4/2013
Celebrity Constellation 11/2012
Norwegian Sky 11/2012
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Golden Princess 2003
Golden Princess 2002
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#8
Florida
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Originally posted by mrobstad
bottom feeder, will RCCL book airfare from a nondstination airport? Meaning, if cruise ends in Southhampton, can you book RCCL air from Copenhagen as you mentioned?


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Yes they will.
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Disney - Dream
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#9
West Palm Beach, FL
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Joined Jan 2007
I booked a round trip ticket for $560 compared to a one-way at over $1k from Barcelona to Miami after my transatlantic on NCL Jade in May.


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#10
Steeler Country
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Joined Jul 2012
Originally posted by msboo18
I booked a round trip ticket for $560 compared to a one-way at over $1k from Barcelona to Miami after my transatlantic on NCL Jade in May.


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I have done a round trip ticket using the first half to fly TO Europe for a fall TA back, then in the spring for a TA to Europe and a flight back. The only drawback to this is waiting until the second booking window opens to book flights for both cruises. But if you have both cruises booked and some patience, this is a great way to go.
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#11
Austin, TX United States
293 Posts
Joined Aug 2014
When I cruised the Med on NCL their airfare was much more expensive then booking it myself. NCL said it is because I leave from Austin and they would be cheaper if I was leaving from a major airport. Definitely pays to shop around the airfare!
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#12
Waterlooville
575 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
Originally posted by Evangaline
It seems that often the transatlantics can be found at a good price. I have never done it. Wondered how the airfare would work. Do you end up paying a premium to fly to the port in the US, then return from Europe or vice versa?
I'll be on my third southern Transatlantic in October. Those three were booked as packages. I did a northern Transatlantic in September 2015 and booked the return flight from Boston to Heathrow using my Avios. It certainly wasn't a premium price.
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Voyager of the Seas - April 2012/Queen Elizabeth - June 2012
NCL Jade - January 2013/Adventure of the Seas - November 2013
Norwegian Epic - October 2014/Braemar - November 2014
Brilliance of the Seas - May 2015/Brilliance of the Seas - September 2015/Explorer of the Seas - October 2015
Balmoral - March 2016/Ovation of the Seas - April 2016 (x2 B2B)/Britannia - October 2016/Queen Elizabeth - December 2016
Legend of the Seas - March 2017

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Explorer of the Seas - September 2017 (x2 B2B)
Norwegian Getaway - October 2017
Mariner of the Seas - February 2018
Brilliance of the Seas - June 2018
Queen Victoria - October 2018
#15
MN
325 Posts
Joined Dec 2006
For the truly spontaneous: Getaway is down to $379 for a solo inside guaranty leaving on Sunday! If it gets any cheaper, they are going to start paying people to come on the cruise!
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Norwegian Escape 2/20/16, 10/28/17
Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas 11/28/09
Carnival Elation 2/28/08
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#16
winnipeg manitoba
262 Posts
Joined Dec 2014
Originally posted by 42CruiseCrazy
So here we are on this new thread. I booked a TA in Oct. 2017 on NCL Getaway. Great prices for a 14 day cruise. So good that I got an inside cabin at 100% single sup. for less than a Studio. In fact, the Studio was same price for a solo as a Balcony cabin. Go figure! Why would someone book a Studio??????


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funny cause i booked an inside guarantee originally with no perk on the same cruise. Now the studio price dropped and includes a perk so i switched. I love the studios and love how quiet they are. Everyone has their preferences right! See you on board!
#17
winnipeg manitoba
262 Posts
Joined Dec 2014
The getaway and escape prices have been dropping alot for the next few sailings. If you can swing a spur of the moment trip there are some great solo deals. No solo supplement for some of the sailings. I ended up booking for sept 18 with a friend for $600 each after tax in canadian dollars. The sept 11 sailing was $700 canadian for a solo after tax inside cabin. $800 for a balcony. No perks with these though. Sept 18 sailing prices started dropping yesterday but i bet they may drop more for solos after this weekend s sailing. I have been watching the price drop pattern for the first 3 sept sailings on both ships and the solo supplements have been dropped for the first two so i expect it to drop in the next few days for sept 18
#18
Toronto, Canada
1,537 Posts
Joined May 2012
Originally posted by karenpstok
funny cause i booked an inside guarantee originally with no perk on the same cruise. Now the studio price dropped and includes a perk so i switched. I love the studios and love how quiet they are. Everyone has their preferences right! See you on board!

I agree with you about the Studios. Cosy and quiet. I'm going to be staying in one in two weeks on the Breakaway.


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#19
2,894 Posts
Joined Sep 2014
Breakaway leaving in 2 days. $399 inside guarantee, but $1299 for spa balcony-- if you consider that this would include two perks plus spa access, it's really an awesome deal!!


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Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas Greek Isles 7-19-15
Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas Bermuda 8-22-15
Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas Canada/New England 8-27-15
Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas Bahamas 2-13-16
Celebrity Summit one-way repo San Juan to New Jersey 4-23-16
Coral Princess Northbound Glacier Bay to Alaska 7-9-16
NCL Breakaway Bahamas 2-19-17
HAL Zuiderdam Baltics 7-4-17
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#20
Toronto
235 Posts
Joined Nov 2014
Just booked an inside cabin for $483 CND including taxes for Oct 10.2016 for 5 days on RCCL Empress of the Seas.

The cruise was $496 CND with 30% discount for Canadian travelers plus $137 in taxes.

I saw it on their website last night, but it was not there this morning. Went to my travel agent, and she still found it available and booked me.


I have been to all the stops before, but I have never sailed on Royal before. so since the price was good I took the cruise for the ship and cruise line.

I am a Carnival fan, but I will try anyone at-least once if they are cheap enough.